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adapt (something) for

To change or adjust something for a new or different purpose. I heard that the studio is adapting that book for a movie. Have they adapted the building for wheelchair accessibility?
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adapt (something) from

To create one thing from another. The film was adapted from a famous novel.
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adapt (something) to

1. To become familiar or comfortable with something. When used in this way, the phrase does not take a noun or pronoun between "adapt" and "to." When Fran moved to China, she struggled to adapt to her new surroundings.
2. To modify or adjust something to fit or work properly with something else. Brian had to buy special cables so that he could adapt his old VCR his new TV.
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adapt someone or something

to something to cause someone or something to change, adjust to, or get used to something else. Can't you adapt yourself to my way of doing things?

adapt something for something

to change or alter something for use with something else. Has this furnace been adapted for natural gas?
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adapt something from something

to derive something from something else; to create by modifying something else. I adapted my new musical from a novel.
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adapt something to something

to convert something to fit or work with something else. We converted our furnace to natural gas.
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adapt to something

to adapt or get used to someone or something. Please try to adapt to our routine.
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adapt to

v.
1. To alter something so that it is better suited to something else: The immigrants adapted their recipes to the ingredients that were available in their new country.
2. To change in order to be better suited to something: At first, I didn't like the new school, but I quickly adapted to the way things were done there and was soon very happy.
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Runners vary greatly in how long it takes to recover from and adapt to a workout.
Once this determination is made, foundries must work with the software supplier to adapt the system to their manufacturing environment.
Concededly, an exception to the general rule of deductibility should (and does) apply where the expenditures adapt property to a new or different use - but the limits of the exception to the deductibility of repair expenses should also be recognized.
According to the company, Adapt IP will support sales and technology transfer efforts in order to expand QuickVault's presence in the Point of Sale and mobile data security markets.
Intelligence," when used this way, reflects an ability to understand a changing environment and to adapt accordingly, and to both understand and adapt across a very large spectrum.
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adapt on an individual need and age-appropriate basis.
That will change, and both the therapists and nursing staffs will have to understand and adapt.
Engineering the melt shop facility to adapt a new ladle reheating technology requires specialized knowledge and experience.
Common wisdom among paleontologists holds that although plants and animals can adapt to their environments to avoid extinction in normal times, survival during mass extinctions --caused by floods, volcanoes or other catastrophes-- may be just a matter of luck.
Drag&Tag is now available as an integrated plug-in with Bond Adapt software, allowing customers of Bond Adapt to import client and candidate information directly from the web and retain online intellectual property that is currently lost.